You’ve made it! You’ve worn braces for the entire course of treatment and they have finally come off! Congratulations! Now you can enjoy your results as you look at your beautiful teeth. There are no more brackets and no more wires to get in your way. It’s been quite a journey to get where you are today. As you fall in love with your pearly whites, it is a good idea to know what you can expect after getting braces off.
Your Teeth May Be Stained
No matter how careful you have been about your oral hygiene, you may notice discoloration or staining when your brackets are removed. It is the spot that was covered that may look different from the rest of your tooth. Our orthodontist can assist you with teeth whitening treatments to help you make those teeth shine as brightly as possible. After going through orthodontic treatment, the last thing you want to do is let stained teeth hold you back. Ask our orthodontist for the best direction to take if you are not happy with the color of your teeth after getting braces off.
You Will Need to Wear a Retainer
The months that follow the removal of your braces are crucial. This is the point when your teeth could begin to shift again. Our orthodontist will have a retainer that is customized to fit your mouth and help your teeth to stay in the proper position. Make sure you follow our orthodontist’s recommendations and wear your retainer as suggested. Expect to wear it for at least six months after your braces are removed. You may need to continue to wear your retainer for at least a year for the best results. After going through treatment and waiting for so long to have an amazing smile, you don’t want to let your teeth take a step backwards.
It Will Be Easier to Keep Your Teeth Clean
After getting braces off, you will finally be able to clean your teeth with nothing in the way. Be sure to be diligent and follow a good oral hygiene routine. You want to keep your beautiful teeth for as long as possible. Braces are a major investment. Make sure it pays off.
Expect to be Noticed
Now that your braces are off, you are going to dazzle everyone everywhere you go. Expect compliments as you try out your new smile. You may have felt like this day would never come, but you finally have freedom from braces. It’s time to show off your smile.
Talk to Our Orthodontist to Learn More
To find out anything more that you need to know about what to expect after getting braces off, talk to our orthodontist at Runnels Orthodontics. This is your chance to ask questions to be sure that you are doing everything right to protect your teeth. Braces have given you a chance to find out what it’s like to flash that amazing set of teeth as often as possible. Enjoy every minute and take good care of them!
Runnels Orthodontics has offices in Panama City Beach and Destin, happily serving the following cities: Panama City, Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Freeport, Niceville and Fort Walton Beach. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.